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Lisa Vanderpump Explains Why She Didn’t Fire Brett Caprioni And Max Boyens Over Their Past Racist Tweets!

Lisa Vanderpump is defending her decision why she didn't fire Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens after their past racial tweets surfaced online during Part 1 of the season eight virtual reunion of Vanderpump Rules.

Jax Taylor brought up Boyens’ past racist tweets while defending his decision to hire and fire a homophobic pastor, telling Tom Sandoval, “I don’t understand why you need to make a big production out of it considering what your manager’s done.”

“The only reason why you said s–t is not because you give a f–k about racial equality, it’s to f—ng deflect from your s—t,” Sandoval yelled back before Vanderpump stepped in, according to Page Six.

“Firstly, as a 5 percent shareholder, he wouldn’t have the right to terminate his employment,” she shared. Addressing the rest of the cast she added, “If I fired every one of you that have made mistakes, it doesn’t matter to what degree, probably none of you would have a job.”

She added later on, “I have never seen any inkling of anything that would make me believe that that’s the beliefs they’re holding now,” she said. “And if I had, they wouldn’t be working for me.”

Caprioni and Boyens made headlines after social media users started sharing screenshots of their offensive tweets from 2011 and 2012, which included homophobic, sexist and racist tweets. Caprioni and Boyens have since publically apologized.

“I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” Boyens told Page Six in a statement. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry.”

“I want to express my deepest apologies for the insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful comments I made,” Caprioni told Page Six in a statement. “I am incredibly ashamed and accept full responsibility, and acknowledge that this language was as unacceptable then as it is now. Please know that I have learned and grown since then and would never use this language today.  From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.”

In January 2020, Lisa Vanderpump came to their defense after their past tweets resurfaced.

“I do not condone any of the heinous comments made in the past by Max and Brett and I am glad they understand the severity of their offenses and have shown utmost remorse and contrition,” she said in a statement to Us Weekly. “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace.”

Vanderpump added that both Boyens and Caprioni are “appropriately ashamed of their past obnoxious teenage arrogance and casual use of unacceptable terms.”

LVP concluded: “While both have now matured as adults, they have shown remorse for their prior reckless defamatory statements. I do sincerely believe both have learned the power and impact words can have, and I have every hope this will be a lifelong lesson for them as we move into this new decade.”

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